Barcelona, Spain

Artificial Intelligence, Digital Markets and Consumers

when 1 July 2024 - 12 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 150

The Internet and web-based business networks have enabled new forms of economic interactions through multi-sided markets. Many markets and new market segments now exist within digital environments and are heavily influenced by network effects. The growing use of algorithms in private relationships raises many important legal questions. If we consider, for example, private transactions entered into on multi-sided market platforms such as Airbnb, Uber or Amazon, we are immediately confronted with questions about the variables that shape them, the mechanisms that drive outcomes, and the impact of these outcomes have for individuals’ rights and. Moreover, we see that individuals’ rights often depend on the transparency of the variables and mechanisms underlying algorithmic decisions, as it is only through this level of transparency that discriminatory treatment or outcomes can be detected and accountability can be achieved.

Course leader

Mireia Artigot Golobardes

Target group

Undergraduated students (Sophomore, Junior and Senior)

Fee info

EUR 150: Registration fee (non refundable)
EUR 750: Tuition fee (non refundable)


Non UPF students from universities with an international exchange partnership with UPF will be exempt of paying the 150€ non refundable registration fee.